adjective Etymology: Late Latin indomitabilis, from Latin in- + domitare to tame — more at daunt Date: 1634 incapable of being subdued ; unconquerable <
indomitable courage
indomitability nounindomitableness nounindomitably adverb

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  • Indomitable — In*dom i*ta*ble, a. [L. indomitabilis; pref. in not + domitare, intens. fr. domare to tame. See {Tame}.] Not to be subdued; untamable; invincible; as, an indomitable will, courage, animal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indomitable — I adjective bold, brave, courageous, dauntless, defiant, determined, doughty, energetic, fearless, firm, forceful, forcible, formidable, hardy, impregnable, incapable of being subdued, indefatigable, indocile, indomitus, inextinguishable,… …   Law dictionary

  • indomitable — (adj.) 1630s, from L.L. indomitabilis untameable, from in not, opposite of, without (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + *domitabilis, from L. domitare, frequentative of domare to tame (see TAME (Cf. tame)). Related: Indomitably …   Etymology dictionary

  • indomitable — invincible, unconquerable, impregnable, inexpugnable, unassailable, invulnerable Analogous words: stubborn, dogged, pertinacious (see OBSTINATE): resolute, staunch, steadfast (see FAITHFUL): undaunted, dauntless, intrepid, doughty (see BRAVE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indomitable — [adj] steadfast, unyielding dogged, impassable, impregnable, insuperable, insurmountable, invincible, invulnerable, obstinate, pertinacious, resolute, ruthless, staunch, stubborn, unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable, undefeatable, unflinching …   New thesaurus

  • indomitable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impossible to subdue or defeat. DERIVATIVES indomitability noun indomitableness noun indomitably adverb. ORIGIN Latin indomitabilis, from in not + domitare to tame …   English terms dictionary

  • indomitable — [in däm′i tə bəl] adj. [LL indomitabilis < L indomitus, untamed < in , not + domitus, pp. of domitare, to tame, intens. < domare, to TAME] not easily discouraged, defeated, or subdued; unyielding; unconquerable indomitability n.… …   English World dictionary

  • Indomitable — Military Two warships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Indomitable :*HMS Indomitable was the first battlecruiser in the world, beating her sister ship HMS Inflexible by four months. She was launched in 1907 and scrapped in 1922. *HMS… …   Wikipedia

  • indomitable — [[t]ɪndɒ̱mɪtəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you say that someone has an indomitable spirit, you admire them because they never give up or admit that they have been defeated. [FORMAL] ...the indomitable spirit of the Polish people. ...a woman …   English dictionary

  • indomitable — in|dom|i|ta|ble [ınˈdɔmıtəbəl US ınˈda: ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: indomitabilis, from Latin domitare to control the behavior of ] having great determination or courage ▪ an indomitable old lady indomitable… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • indomitable — adjective indomitable spirit/courage etc determination or courage that can never be defeated: a woman of indomitable strength indomitably adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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